PAVMED INC. (NASDAQ:PAVM) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On January 15, 2021, the board of directors of PAVmed, Inc. (the “Company”) approved certain amendments to the Company’s bylaws (the “Bylaws”), which became effective immediately.
Following the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on July 24, 2020 (the “2020 Annual Meeting”), the Company received a class action complaint in which it was alleged that, under the voting standard generally applicable to questions brought before a meeting of stockholders, as set forth in the Bylaws at the time, broker non-votes were required to be treated as a vote “against” any such question. Although the Company did not believe it was clear that the plaintiff’s allegations were correct, the Company determined that, in order to avoid any uncertainty and to avoid the cost and expense of further litigation of the issue, it would be advisable and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to adopt an amendment to the Company’s Bylaws in order to clarify the voting standard.
Accordingly, the Board amended the voting standard generally applicable to questions brought before any meeting of stockholders, as set forth in the first sentence of Section 2.6 of the Bylaws. As amended, this sentence reads as follows: “Unless otherwise required by law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, any question (other than the election of directors) brought before any meeting of stockholders shall be decided by the vote of the holders of a majority of the stock represented and entitled to vote on such question.” Because stock subject to a broker non-vote is not entitled to vote on the questions with respect to which the broker non-vote occurs, the amended Bylaws make plain that broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of such questions.
The Board also determined that it would be advisable and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to re-submit to the Company’s stockholders certain proposals previously considered at the 2020 Annual Meeting. The Company has filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A in connection with the solicitation of proxies for a special meeting of the Company’s stockholders called for the purpose of considering the ratification and approval of such proposals, among others.
The Board also amended Section 3.11 of the Bylaws, relating to the compensation paid to the Company’s directors. The amendment clarifies that the Board has the power to fix the compensation of directors, subject only to any restrictions in the certificate of incorporation. As amended, Section 3.11 reads as follows: “Unless otherwise restricted by the certificate of incorporation, the Board of Directors shall have the authority to fix the compensation of directors.”
The foregoing description of the amended and restated Bylaws does not purport to be complete and is qualified entirely by reference to the full text of the amended and restated Bylaws, which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Amended and Restated Bylaws.|
PAVmed Inc. Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 ex3-1.htm Exhibit 3.1 AMENDED AND RESTATED BY LAWS OF PAVMED INC. ARTICLE I OFFICES 1.1 Registered Office. The registered office of PAVmed Inc. (the “Corporation”) in the State of Delaware shall be established and maintained at 1209 Orange Street,…
To view the full exhibit click